Professional Services Recruitment

Finance Business Partner - Edinburgh

£50,000-£65,000 - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1839 Date Posted: Monday 20 Sep 2021
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Wilkinson & Associates is working with a retail bank in Edinburgh to help source a Finance Business Partner to face off to their Credit Cards business. Our client offers a variety of flexible working options to help to balance home and work commitments and a good culture is always near the top of their employee engagement surveys. 

This role is required to act as the primary interface between the Finance, Product and Credit Risks teams. The successful candidate will provide support to product teams and a high degree of financial analysis, preparing financial plans to support business planning, pricing decisions and business cases.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an organisation that promotes a culture of development and encourage all colleagues to take ownership of their learning.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Represent Finance at committees for the relevant product areas, providing financial support and challenge on current and future business performance and plans
  • Co-ordinate and process information from various sources to ensure the delivery of all aspects of the annual planning cycle and regular forecasting processes
  • Analysis of trends and other MI available combine with judgment and product expertise to deliver realistic, challenging, and balanced forecasts and budgets
  • Develop models and best practice to assist the business in measuring impact of changes to the budgeted balance sheet and P&L positions
  • Undertake analysis in tandem with relevant product, finance, and other colleagues to support regulatory forecasting
  • Provide product managers with financial information to assist in strategic or pricing decisions and ang business cases
  • Rebuild / overview rebuild cards model and then ensure that they evolve to meet Business needs
  • Ensure capital and liquidity plan forecast model updated to reflect actuals and highlight impact of any significant movements
  • Act as primary point of contact within finance for your product area

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Qualified Accountant with post-qualified experience in a commercial finance role
  • Strong financial modelling / MS Excel experience
  • Prior knowledge of Credit Cards and/or other Banking products would be highly advantageous
  • A desire and ability to upskill in Data/BI tools such as SAS, Python, Power BI, Power Query
  • Well organised and able to prioritise workload in line with tight deadlines
  • Highly numerate, with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Proven track record of working on own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Adhere to the conduct rules as specified by our regulators (PRA and FCA)